Great Architects of New York: Henry J. Hardenbergh
The Copley Plaza Hotel
Address
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, Mass. 02116
Location
South side of St. James Avenue from Dartmouth Street to Trinity Place (on Copley Square)
Neighborhood
The Back Bay
Built
1912
Use
Hotel
AIA Guide
N/A

One of Hardenbergh's last hotel projects, and one of his more subdued. Yet still, it helps create the sense of aristocratic elegance around Copley Square. Note the intense, unworldly glare reflecting off the windows of the adjacent glass office tower.



North facade, facing Copley Square.


View from the northeast.


View from the northwest.


Detail of the west facade. Note the double-P that matches the Plaza.